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Bookkeeper, tax preparer, cat lady, blogger, organizer, mystery writer.

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I've finally decided that I am a writer - all the other things I do just pay the bills. Someone eloquent once said that if you do what you love, the money will follow. Well, let's just see about that.

RIP Aggie

RIP Aggie
Aggie was my fifteen-year-old cairn terrier - or maybe I should say I was her 55-year-old person! She was my faithful companion, spoiled rotten and I am still trying to figure out what to do without her.

Peter the Cat...

Peter the Cat...
This is Peter the gingersnap tabby! He's seven years old and has just been promoted to Peter the Very, Very Good. He is working his way up to Peter the Great...

Bee - the Cat Who Came From Somewhere Else...

Bee - the Cat Who Came From Somewhere Else...
Bee is Peter's buddy. He's eight years old and has made himself right at home. I guess cats really do come in pairs or sets of three!

And Jasper makes three!

And Jasper makes three!
Jasper is our new guy - the Cat From Another Place. He's four years old and we think he likes it here - so far, so good!

Buzz about...

Friday, July 06, 2012

And another great character...

is M.C. Beaton's Hamish MacBeth, the lanky Scottish constable serving the people of Lochdubh in the West Scottish Highlands.  I took a short break from Agatha Raisin to get acquainted with Constable MacBeth and his dog, Towser, in Death of a Cad.  It's a fun little romp at a house party on the estate belonging to the parents of the unrequited love of Hamish's life, Priscilla Hallburton-Smythe.  The victim is what the policeman rather accurately refers to as a murderee - someone who was annoying enough to provoke his own murder.  In other words, he had it coming.  I've known quite a few people like that, haven't you?  Still and all, it's MacBeth's job to investigate and his unique talent lies in conducting an investigation without people realizing that he's sizing them all up for motive and opportunity.  Hamish is much more personable than Agatha Raisin, and although he's a bit of a penny-pinching mooch, he's charming enough to get away with it.  There are a great many Hamish MacBeth adventures and I'm looking forwarding to reading them.  But first things first - back to the English countryside and Agatha Raisin...


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